SCALES – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

When you live in a society that demands you sacrifice your daughter for survival, what happens when she fights back? Writer-director Shahad Ameen explores that dilemma in Scales, a narrative feature conceived as a feminist parable that also calls to mind a myth or a fairy tale. As a parable about upsetting the status quo, Scales poses an important question: Maybe there’s another way.

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